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The classic novel brought to life in full color! Emily Brontë's only novel is famous the world over and is the favorite classic of many readers. It is easy to see why, with hardship, insanity, cruelty, frustrated love, and ghosts. This is the classic tale presented as a full-color library bound graphic novel, featuring beautiful hand-painted watercolor artwork. The tradition The classic novel brought to life in full color! Emily Brontë's only novel is famous the world over and is the favorite classic of many readers. It is easy to see why, with hardship, insanity, cruelty, frustrated love, and ghosts. This is the classic tale presented as a full-color library bound graphic novel, featuring beautiful hand-painted watercolor artwork. The traditional approach taken to the art creates a wonderful sensory experience to engage any reader, while staying true to the original prose novel by utilizing authentic text and dialogue. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. They also offer alternative text versions to cater for different readership levels. This title has been moderately and sympathetically abridged from the original text to fit within the graphic novel format.


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The classic novel brought to life in full color! Emily Brontë's only novel is famous the world over and is the favorite classic of many readers. It is easy to see why, with hardship, insanity, cruelty, frustrated love, and ghosts. This is the classic tale presented as a full-color library bound graphic novel, featuring beautiful hand-painted watercolor artwork. The tradition The classic novel brought to life in full color! Emily Brontë's only novel is famous the world over and is the favorite classic of many readers. It is easy to see why, with hardship, insanity, cruelty, frustrated love, and ghosts. This is the classic tale presented as a full-color library bound graphic novel, featuring beautiful hand-painted watercolor artwork. The traditional approach taken to the art creates a wonderful sensory experience to engage any reader, while staying true to the original prose novel by utilizing authentic text and dialogue. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. They also offer alternative text versions to cater for different readership levels. This title has been moderately and sympathetically abridged from the original text to fit within the graphic novel format.

30 review for Wuthering Heights The Graphic Novel: Original Text

  1. 5 out of 5

    F. O.

    First, I should say that I greatly appreciate that there is a thorough graphic novel of Wuthering Heights, since I'd never know the story otherwise. This really is beautifully illustrated. Recommended for high school students who don't want to actually read the book! One complaint about the format: the seemingly random bold text got on my nerves. That said, AAARGH. THIS is considered one of the greatest romances of all time??? Not a single likable character in the story! Catherine's a self-sabot First, I should say that I greatly appreciate that there is a thorough graphic novel of Wuthering Heights, since I'd never know the story otherwise. This really is beautifully illustrated. Recommended for high school students who don't want to actually read the book! One complaint about the format: the seemingly random bold text got on my nerves. That said, AAARGH. THIS is considered one of the greatest romances of all time??? Not a single likable character in the story! Catherine's a self-sabotaging idiot, and Heathcliff is an emo psychopath. Also, I'm sure this is a common complaint, but I can't understand a damn thing Joseph says.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christina (GoodGirlKills)

    This was okay but unfortunately I didn't like the art that much and I think Heathcliff and Cathy didn't look like described in the book. I also didn't get the feeling I get reading Wuthering Heights and I think this graphic novel didn't do the story any justice. But I have to give it some stars because Wuthering Heights is my all-time favorite book and at least I could revisit parts of the story. This was okay but unfortunately I didn't like the art that much and I think Heathcliff and Cathy didn't look like described in the book. I also didn't get the feeling I get reading Wuthering Heights and I think this graphic novel didn't do the story any justice. But I have to give it some stars because Wuthering Heights is my all-time favorite book and at least I could revisit parts of the story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    JBask

    First of all, what kind of name is Wuthering Heights? Why does every house in England have to sound like a mental institution? (No offense to mental institutions.) I picked up the graphic novel of this book after an attempt at reading the actual novel several years ago left me deeply confused. I’m no stranger to Regency fiction (huge Jane Austen fan), but the characters all have the same names and it’s desperately confusing. I’m going to go ahead and put this right in the same category as Austen’s First of all, what kind of name is Wuthering Heights? Why does every house in England have to sound like a mental institution? (No offense to mental institutions.) I picked up the graphic novel of this book after an attempt at reading the actual novel several years ago left me deeply confused. I’m no stranger to Regency fiction (huge Jane Austen fan), but the characters all have the same names and it’s desperately confusing. I’m going to go ahead and put this right in the same category as Austen’s Emma: hate it because I went to high school with the unlikable leading lady. So. Much. Drama. Catherine, you’re an idiot. If you’re not going to marry Heathcliff for love, marry Edgar for riches. Don’t marry for riches in hopes of bailing out your one true love. You can’t have it both ways. This isn’t a rom-com. This book was a great reminder that there was no such thing as the good old days, despite my desire to travel exclusively by horse. Women had virtually no choices in marriage and occupation, and very often died if not in childbirth then shortly thereafter from all sorts of nasty infections or consumptive lung conditions. (The Bronte sisters' dad outlived all *six* of his children, none of whom had kids of their own.) Dear nostalgia: send more horses but I’m keeping medicine and human rights. I liked that in this graphic format I had a slightly better idea of when we were in the past and when in the present and could keep people straight because they looked different from each other. But I still found myself confused about characters who leave for too many pages and return. Are you the brother? No, the step-father? Cousin! Let's get married, then.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fien

    Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite classics. I've read the book years ago in Dutch and was always planning to do a reread in the original language; English. I'm still planning to read the actual novel in English, but chose to read the graphic novel first. It seemed to be a little bit less daunting. Since I already knew the story the graphic novel was mostly easy to follow. Some bits were a bit confusing because some of the characters looked alike. I think it could've been even more confusi Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite classics. I've read the book years ago in Dutch and was always planning to do a reread in the original language; English. I'm still planning to read the actual novel in English, but chose to read the graphic novel first. It seemed to be a little bit less daunting. Since I already knew the story the graphic novel was mostly easy to follow. Some bits were a bit confusing because some of the characters looked alike. I think it could've been even more confusing if I didn't know the story already. So my advice would be to read the graphic novel after you read the book or watched an tv adaptation. Overall I quite enjoyed my first graphic novel experience. I will definitely read Jane Eyre as well. Sadly they haven't made one of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Beth Preston

    I had never read this, and now I feel like I've read enough of Emily Bronte's books to last me a lifetime. (that was a joke) The art was nicely done, but it was difficult to tell some of the characters apart. Victorian Romance isn't my genre, but the graphic novel gave me a good enough idea what the book is about. I guess I am over the whole English maidens writing about dark and stormy (misanthropic and abusive) men. I am sure there is a lot more to the book, but having lived with a controlling I had never read this, and now I feel like I've read enough of Emily Bronte's books to last me a lifetime. (that was a joke) The art was nicely done, but it was difficult to tell some of the characters apart. Victorian Romance isn't my genre, but the graphic novel gave me a good enough idea what the book is about. I guess I am over the whole English maidens writing about dark and stormy (misanthropic and abusive) men. I am sure there is a lot more to the book, but having lived with a controlling abusive man myself, Bronte has nothing more to say to me on the subject.

  6. 4 out of 5

    thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich)

    Wuthering Heights is one intense, heartbreaking and tragic love story between Heathcliff and Catherine - two complex and unfortunately, not very endearing characters. It's a pretty good adaptation using the original text, although some parts did feel disconnected. I absolutely loved the fabulous hand-painted artwork by John M. Burns! Overall, this graphic novel is a good read and a good way to refresh my memory about this novel I read ages ago. Wuthering Heights is one intense, heartbreaking and tragic love story between Heathcliff and Catherine - two complex and unfortunately, not very endearing characters. It's a pretty good adaptation using the original text, although some parts did feel disconnected. I absolutely loved the fabulous hand-painted artwork by John M. Burns! Overall, this graphic novel is a good read and a good way to refresh my memory about this novel I read ages ago.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Polina

    It was great to go back and read again one of my favorite novels. I loved the fact that it was a graphic novel, and the art work is lovely. I think it's a great condense version of the novel, that preserves all the great thinks from the novel, yet keeps it shorter. Even though i wasn't a big fan of graphic novels, i think i'm starting to enjoy this genre more and more. It was great to go back and read again one of my favorite novels. I loved the fact that it was a graphic novel, and the art work is lovely. I think it's a great condense version of the novel, that preserves all the great thinks from the novel, yet keeps it shorter. Even though i wasn't a big fan of graphic novels, i think i'm starting to enjoy this genre more and more.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    It's nice having a graphic novel version of my favorite classic. Of course, the story looks a little it different in my head, but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It's nice having a graphic novel version of my favorite classic. Of course, the story looks a little it different in my head, but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights' is one of my favourite novels of all time. I have read numerous adaptations besides the classic itself and I still consider it to be as hauntingly beautiful as the first time I read this tragic, tornado-like romance. So, naturally, I wanted to read this graphic novel based on 'Wuthering Heights' as well. As a graphic novel, this book exceeds my expectations. The art style fits in beautifully with the Victorian era it is obviously meant to represent and there is Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights' is one of my favourite novels of all time. I have read numerous adaptations besides the classic itself and I still consider it to be as hauntingly beautiful as the first time I read this tragic, tornado-like romance. So, naturally, I wanted to read this graphic novel based on 'Wuthering Heights' as well. As a graphic novel, this book exceeds my expectations. The art style fits in beautifully with the Victorian era it is obviously meant to represent and there is a special attention given to the depiction of the characters' tempestuous emotions (at least as much as possible) throughout. I cannot recommend this graphic novel for students studying 'Wuthering Heights' or anyone in love with anything Emily Brontë-related like me enough. I believe it is an excellent aid to anyone's understanding and enjoyment of this timeless romance, even if it is no substitute to reading the original.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Annamariah

    I gave this three stars, the same as the original novel. I can't rate the graphic novel better than Emily Brontë's book (which loses stars for the unlikeable characters and being so depressing), but I think it is a very good and faithful adaptation. There are few things I missed from the original (view spoiler)[(the only ones that bothered me a bit was that Heathcliff's return to Wuthering Heights as Hindley's guest is not properly explained and Heahtcliff digging up Catherine's coffin and remov I gave this three stars, the same as the original novel. I can't rate the graphic novel better than Emily Brontë's book (which loses stars for the unlikeable characters and being so depressing), but I think it is a very good and faithful adaptation. There are few things I missed from the original (view spoiler)[(the only ones that bothered me a bit was that Heathcliff's return to Wuthering Heights as Hindley's guest is not properly explained and Heahtcliff digging up Catherine's coffin and removing one side has been omitted) (hide spoiler)] . The artwork is beautiful. I read the Swedish translation, which thankfully does not have random words set in boldface like the English version (I find the constant use of boldface or italics very annoying and distracting - why do they do that in English graphic novels? I'm glad Finnish and Swedish translators have not adapted that habit).

  11. 5 out of 5

    Izabelle Westberg

    This is my first time experiencing the story of Wuthering Heights, I’ve always known it’s about a love story but had no idea it would be this complex and intense. I liked this version of the story and the illustrations were gorgeous! But I think I would have liked it better had I read the actual book – that way I would have had the chance to explore the story more on my own and made up in my mind how I thought the characters and the surroundings were looking like. Still I think it was good for me This is my first time experiencing the story of Wuthering Heights, I’ve always known it’s about a love story but had no idea it would be this complex and intense. I liked this version of the story and the illustrations were gorgeous! But I think I would have liked it better had I read the actual book – that way I would have had the chance to explore the story more on my own and made up in my mind how I thought the characters and the surroundings were looking like. Still I think it was good for me to start with this graphic novel and then later move on to the book as I tend to have a bit of a hard time going into classics. This graphic novel made me want to pick up the book as soon as I can and then also watch the movie adaptations.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Elle Kay

    I have read the original novel and didn’t care too much for the story so thought I would try this graphic version, hoping that the shorter length might make it a better read. Unfortunately the book is still full of unpleasant, wicked and self-centered characters and I simply struggle to connect with any of them. I suspect that whatever method the story is presented, I would still find it silly and wanting.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jolene Haack

    I love Wuthering Heights but have next to no desire to re-read the original novel. This version was done really well, covering the entire story but still feeling accessible to a reader who doesn't feel ready to tackle the classic. I adore Cathy and Heathcliff and all of their horrible horribleness. I love Wuthering Heights but have next to no desire to re-read the original novel. This version was done really well, covering the entire story but still feeling accessible to a reader who doesn't feel ready to tackle the classic. I adore Cathy and Heathcliff and all of their horrible horribleness.

  14. 5 out of 5

    SurrahSee

    I thought this book was clever. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite classics, so to read it as a graphic novel was a new adventure. There was more text than I was expecting, but it still worked out. Some of the cues and images in the book were funny and I found myself laughing out loud at them. Overall, I think this is worth the read for a different take/view on the classic.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hannah J

    Well, I still love this story & this writing style just as much as I used to. I loved that this edition used the original text for all the words and the art style worked so well with the story. I definitely want to check out more of these books!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jade

    Love this graphic novel.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    Artistic licence taken and graphics interesting to say the least. A bit hit and miss for me but I am a bit of a purist. Enabled me to get my daughter to read but she was a little confused.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kayleen

    Very well done. Artwork is fantastic, great detail. They really captured the story well

  19. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    So maybe my heart wasn't fully invested in this..... but I could not get into or wholly enjoy this story. So maybe my heart wasn't fully invested in this..... but I could not get into or wholly enjoy this story.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alenka of Bohemia

    I don´t think there is much to review. I love the original book. I enjoyed its re-imagining here.

  21. 5 out of 5

    BookDrunkard

    A plain language way to read a classic for those who struggle with them. Gets the point across without being overwhelming, good for reluctant readers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Valerie

    My first introduction to Wuthering Heights (dare I admit that?). And I found the graphic novel to be a really approachable way to read the classics. It was a headache to keep the characters straight, and this plot is a hot mess. Talk about dysfunctional family. But an entertaining read all the same.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    For something that is supposed to be a legendary, passionate love story, I was not all that impressed. I enjoyed the story and was glad to finally be able to get through it, but just didn't feel that strongly about any of it. It could be that something was lost in translation from the original to the graphic novel. Maybe the artwork is too much function and not enough art. In graphic novels the art is just as important to the story as the words, and can evoke just as much if not more emotion in For something that is supposed to be a legendary, passionate love story, I was not all that impressed. I enjoyed the story and was glad to finally be able to get through it, but just didn't feel that strongly about any of it. It could be that something was lost in translation from the original to the graphic novel. Maybe the artwork is too much function and not enough art. In graphic novels the art is just as important to the story as the words, and can evoke just as much if not more emotion in their readers. In this one, the facial expressions just feel frozen at best and awkward at worst. Still, a graphic novel version of the classics is great to help those (myself included!) for whom old language is just too old to understand what's going on.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    It's been 25 years since I read the novel, so I thought this would bring back memories of romance, albeit doomed. Wow. Actually, all I wanted to do was falcon-punch Heathcliff in the throat and thank the stars that we now have stalking laws in place to keep lunatics like him--and Catherine for that matter--at a safe distance of 500 feet. Catherine, BTW, turns out to be a long-lost relative of the Kardashian sisters (super cray-cray). Despite my loss of love for the actual story, the graphic novel It's been 25 years since I read the novel, so I thought this would bring back memories of romance, albeit doomed. Wow. Actually, all I wanted to do was falcon-punch Heathcliff in the throat and thank the stars that we now have stalking laws in place to keep lunatics like him--and Catherine for that matter--at a safe distance of 500 feet. Catherine, BTW, turns out to be a long-lost relative of the Kardashian sisters (super cray-cray). Despite my loss of love for the actual story, the graphic novel--illustrations and translation--was fantastic.

  25. 4 out of 5

    KSena

    I can see why a certain writer took inspiration from this. Heathcliff and Cathrine are supposed to be this amazing romantic couple. And Heathcliff supposed to be this amazing man. But I can't see it. I just can't. At least not in this version. Heathcliff is just an abusive asshole that one should avoid as much as possible, thank you. But it makes sense that he is, since a certain Edward was inspired by him who then inspired a certain Christian. What is wrong with woman wanting men like this?!? S I can see why a certain writer took inspiration from this. Heathcliff and Cathrine are supposed to be this amazing romantic couple. And Heathcliff supposed to be this amazing man. But I can't see it. I just can't. At least not in this version. Heathcliff is just an abusive asshole that one should avoid as much as possible, thank you. But it makes sense that he is, since a certain Edward was inspired by him who then inspired a certain Christian. What is wrong with woman wanting men like this?!? SERIOUSLY!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    I read the original version MANY years ago. It was interesting to find this story in graphic novel format. I think it loses something in the translation... In this version, I found Heathcliff and Catherine to be more annoying than tragic. I think shrinking this to a graphic novel takes away the subtle nuances that made this story a classic romance.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Norman

    The artwork in this graphic novel deserves the highest award, but unfortunately the obscurity of the story won't enamour comic fans to this book. The original novel is hard enough and this interpretation simplifies somewhat, but perhaps the Quick Text version would have helped me. The artwork shines in its complexity - the dreary moors of Yorkshire in the rain and Cathy Junior is beautiful The artwork in this graphic novel deserves the highest award, but unfortunately the obscurity of the story won't enamour comic fans to this book. The original novel is hard enough and this interpretation simplifies somewhat, but perhaps the Quick Text version would have helped me. The artwork shines in its complexity - the dreary moors of Yorkshire in the rain and Cathy Junior is beautiful

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    The pictures of the characters in the beginning of the book were extremely helpful to keep the Earnshaw, Linton, and Heathcliff children straight. I love reading graphic novels, because it's like reading a summary of the book, but you still get all the necessary details of the story! Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite stories and I'm always glad when I can revisit old friends! The pictures of the characters in the beginning of the book were extremely helpful to keep the Earnshaw, Linton, and Heathcliff children straight. I love reading graphic novels, because it's like reading a summary of the book, but you still get all the necessary details of the story! Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite stories and I'm always glad when I can revisit old friends!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Kiefer

    The review has nothing to do with the graphics of this book. It was beautiful. And I understand why critics called it complex. If Emily Brontë hadn't died before the book was published I'm certain she would edit it a bit more. I find it hard to believe why it's so popular to be honest. The love was not healthy at all. The review has nothing to do with the graphics of this book. It was beautiful. And I understand why critics called it complex. If Emily Brontë hadn't died before the book was published I'm certain she would edit it a bit more. I find it hard to believe why it's so popular to be honest. The love was not healthy at all.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Salimah

    This is a lovely little condensed version of WH with outrageously funny depictions of the characters. With Emily Bronte's original words combined with the artistic talents of John M. Burns, makes the reader fall in love with the story all over again. This is a lovely little condensed version of WH with outrageously funny depictions of the characters. With Emily Bronte's original words combined with the artistic talents of John M. Burns, makes the reader fall in love with the story all over again.

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